Category Archives: Egg Dishes

Crab Omelette (Foo yung hai)

Preparation time: 5-6 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
3 oz. Crab meat
4 tablespoons peanut oil
1 small spring onion, shredded
1 oz. Bamboo shoots, shredded
5 eggs; salt
½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
6 tablespoons chicken stock; pinch sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce; 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon cornflour
Lettuce; radish, tomato; cucumber

Remove any soft bones from crab meat and shred. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and fry onion and bamboo shoots for 1 minute. Beat eggs, add onion, bamboo shoots, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate, 2 tablespoons water and crab. Heat another tablespoon oil in the pan, add chicken stock, pinch of salt, remaining monosodium glutamate, sugar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and cornflour. Mix all well, bring to a boil and keep hot while making omelette. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan, stir in egg mixture, cook for ½ minute. Fold omelette and finish cooking. Put on to hot dish, pour sauce over, garnish as photograph.

Chicken, Ham, Bamboo Shoots and Mushroom Omelette
(Gai See Chow Dan)

Preparation time: 6-8 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
2 oz. Shredded chicken meat; salt
1¼ teaspoons cornflour
5 tablespoons oil
Few shredded bamboo shoots
Little shredded ham
1 oz. Shredded onion
1 large mushroom, shredded; 5 eggs
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
3 tablespoons water
Radishes; cucumber

Mix the chicken with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon cornflour. Fry for 1 minute in 1 tablespoon hot oil. Remove from pan. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same pan and fry bamboo shoots, ham, onion and mushroom for 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Beat the eggs, and ½ teaspoon salt, monosodium glutamate, ¼ teaspoon cornflour and water. Add cooked chicken and vegetable mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in omelette pan and pour in the mixture. Cook the omelette in the usual way. Place on a hot dish and garnish with radish and cucumber.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

Quiche Monaco

QUICHE
6 slices bacon, quartered
10-inch unbaked pie shell
1 cup grated natural Swiss cheese
4 eggs
1½ cups light cream
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves

PIZZA SAUCE
3 medium white onions, sliced
1 can (8 oz) whole tomatoes, undrained
¼ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
¼ lb mozzarella cheese
12 pitted black olives

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Make Quiche: Sauté bacon until crips; drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
  3. In bottom of pie shell, sprinkle two-thirds of bacon with grated cheese.
  4. In medium bowl, beat eggs with cream, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and organ until smooth. Pour into pie shell. Bake 30 minutes, or until golden and sharp knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  5. Meanwhile, make Sauce: In reserved bacon fat in medium skillet, sauté onion several minutes, until tender. Add tomatoes, sugar, and thyme. Simmer, stirring, 15 minutes, or until mixture is slightly thickened. Slice mozzarella into 3½-by-½-inch slices.
  6. Garnish top of Quiche with mozzarella strips, spoke fashion, alternating with tomatoes mixture. Sprinkle with rest of bacon. Spoon remaining tomato mixture into center. Decorate with olives.
  7. Bake 5 minutes longer to melt cheese slightly. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

© Copyright 1973 by The McCall Publishing Co. All rights reserved. printed in U.S.A.

Eggs Fu Yung

Preparation time: 20 min.

This may be a dish you order in Chinese restaurants but never tried to prepare at home. It is actually very easy and makes use of leftover pork.

For 4 servings you will need:
5 eggs beaten
1 ½ cups cooked diced pork
1 small onion, minced
1 ½ cups bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
1 cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup salad oil

Preparation:
1. In large measuring cup, combine eggs, pork, onion, bean sprouts and mushrooms.
2. In large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil over medium-high heat. Pour egg mixture by ⅓ cupfuls into the pan.
3. Cook until light brown on both sides. Use more oil as needed.
4 Serve with sauce ladled over the eggs.

Sauce: In a small saucepan, heat to boiling 2 cups chicken broth and ¼ cup soy sauce. Combine 2 Tbsp. cornstarch and ½ cup water. Stir into broth. Cook, stirring, until thickened.

Good served with: Fried rice, barbecued pork ribs, steamed broccoli and a light sherbet for dessert

For 2 servings: Half of all the ingredients but use 3 eggs.

For 8 servings: Double the ingredients.


©MCMLXXXIV MY GREAT RECIPES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN HOLLAND.

Omelette – Plain and Filled

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
8 eggs
8 tablespoons water
salt and pepper
butter for frying

Break two eggs into a bowl, beat well with 2 tablespoons water and seasoning. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan and when hot, pour in egg mixture. Allow the omelette to set and brown on the underside, then fold. Turn on to a serving plate. Make 3 more omelettes in the same way.

Filling:
4 oz. mushrooms
2 oz. butter
1 oz. flour
1/2 pint milk
salt and pepper
parsley and tomato slices for garnish

Melt butter in pan and saute sliced mushroom for 1 minute. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in milk. Return to heat and bring to boil, stirring. Season to taste. Divide mixture into four and put filling in omelette before folding. Garnish with parsley and tomato slices.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

Gin and Tonic, Low-Calorie Deviled Eggs

12 hard-cooked eggs
1 medium cucumber
6 radishes
4 tablespoons minced onion
¼ cup imitation mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dillweed
2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle

Peel hard-cooked eggs and slice in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set aside for later use (see note, below). Peel cucumber, split in half, scoop out seeds and discard; dice cumber flesh.

Trim radishes and dice. Mix cucumber, radishes, onion, imitation mayonnaise, dillweed, and chopped picked together; if desired, add hot sauce or curry powder for stronger flavor. Spoon mixture into cooked egg whites and serve.

Note: Egg yolks are not extraordinarily high in calories; the average egg contains only 80 calories, and most of the deviled egg recipes in this section contain only 50-60 calories per deviled egg half.

However, egg yolks are high in cholesterol, and using the yolkless recipe above eliminates cholesterol altogether and reduces the number of calories per deviled egg half to about 20.

Leftover yolks may be crumbled and added to casseroles and salads or sprinkled over soups or cooked green vegetables when calories and cholesterol are of little concern.


Copyright © 1977 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Schwalbennester (Swallow nest)

4 servings

You will need
4 thin slices of beef shank
4 thin slices of ham
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
1 onion
2 ½ to 3 tablespoons fat or butter
½ cup broth
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons sour cream

Garnish:
Sautéed spinach
Mashed potatoes
Pickled cucumbers

Press the meat flat. Add salt and pepper.

Place the hand and egg over it. Roll it up. Roll several times in the flour.

Sauté the onion and the beef rolls in the fat or butter in a pan. Add the broth and salt and pepper to taste. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

Finally, add the sour cream and bring it to a boil.

Garnish with sauteed spinach, picked cucumbers and mashed potatoes.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Chinese Chicken Liver with Eggs

To serve 4 you will need:

½ lb. chicken liver
¼ leek
¾-inch piece of fresh ginger or ⅙ teaspoon ginger powder
1 ¼ tablespoons sesame seed oil

(a)
2 ¼ tablespoons sherry
8 tablespoons soy sauce
2 ¼ tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water

4 boiled eggs
1 ¼ teaspoons sesame seed oil
1 teaspoon sugar
several leaves of lettuce for garnish

Dip the liver into water to draw off the blood and cut into bite-size pieces. Boil briefly and drain. Crush the leek and ginger. Heat the oil and sauté the liver, leek and ginger. Add ingredients (a) and the eggs and boil down over a medium heat until the liquid is almost completely reduced. Remove the leek and ginger and sprinkle the liver with the oil and sugar. Cut each egg into quarters. Arrange the liver and eggs on the lettuce as shown in the picture.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1972

Scotch Woodcock

Preparation time: 4 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
To Serve: 4

You will need
6 eggs
salt and pepper
6 tablespoons milk
1 ½ oz. butter
4 slices buttered toast
16 anchovy fillets
few capers

Beat eggs and add seasonings and milk. Heat butter in a saucepan. Scramble eggs. Cut buttered toast into eight portions, cover and arrange anchovy fillets on top. A few capers may be arranged between the fillets if liked.

Variation

Cold savoury egg
The scrambled egg may be allowed to get cold when it may be cut into strips. Pile the strips on to small rounds of thin toast. Top some with coiled anchovy fillets and others with a few capers. Serve as an hors d’oeuvre.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968

Scallops Shanghai Style (Yau pua kon pui)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
8 scallops
1 green pepper
1-inch spring onion
1 tablespoon lard
8 quail eggs
1 teaspoon chopped ham
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 teaspoon sherry
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ pint chicken stock
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon monosodium glutamate
1 teaspoon cornflour with 1 tablespoon water
1 radish

Trim off hard substance around white part of scallops, cut across the grain in thin slices and set aside. Cut green pepper into diamonds and set aside. Shred spring onion into thread-thin strips. Use 8 small ramekin dishes or dariole moulds, rub some lard in the bottom of each dish, and break on quail egg in each, garnish with shredded spring onion and chopped ham as picture shows. Steam the eggs in a steamer for 5 minutes and remove them gently with a small knife. Heat peanut oil, cook sliced scallops and green pepper in it for 1 minute. Add sherry, pepper, chicken stock, salt and monosodium glutamate. Stir in cornflour mixture. Stir till boiling and boil 1 minute. Remove the scallops and green peppers to a heated dish as the photography shows. Garnish with the quail eggs and radish. Pour the sauce on top of the scallops and serve hot.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968. English text © Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968.

Oeufs Durs à la Tripe (Hard-Boiled Eggs in Onion Sauce)

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
To serve: 4

You will need
1 oz. butter
8 oz. onions, sliced
2 level tablespoons cornflour
3/4 pint (U.S. 1 7/8 cups) milk
salt and pepper
5 hard-boiled eggs
Garnish:
browned onion rings or chopped parsley

Melt the butter in a saucepan and very gently sauté the onions until soft but not browned. Stir in the cornflour, mixing well. Off the heat gradually stir in all the milk then return to the heat, stirring until boiling, and simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste. Cut the eggs length-wise into eight, reserve one for garnish and stir remainder gently into the sauce. Turn into one large dish (of for small cocottes) and garnish with reserved egg slices. and either browned onion rings or chopped parsley.


© Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan 1968 English text © The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1968